THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST ANNE
may / june 2016
The Dean of Belfast the Very Rev John Mann, and Father Michael Sheehan, Administrator of St Patrick’s Church
in Donegall Street, led a Service of Commemoration for the 75th anniversary of the Belfast Blitz. Two
Merryweather Fire Engines which attended from Drogheda and Dundalk on the night of the Blitz returned to
Belfast for the service on Sunday April 17. Full story on pages 10 & 11.
Cathedral Digest 3
By the Very Rev John Mann, Dean of Belfast
The coming two months bring a succession
of special occasions to St Anne’s
concluding with services to
commemorate the Battle of the Somme.
Many of these are looking back events,
as we remember the changing times,
particularly of the twentieth century. The
recent 75th anniversary of the Belfast
Blitz, which began on the night of April
15, called to my mind once again the
sinking of the Titanic which occurred on
the same night 29 years earlier.
We have services recalling personal loss
as well as those noting national occasions
of commemoration. So St Anne’s
adapts to the needs of the city it serves,
to the dioceses and wider community,
and most importantly to the reconciling
work of Christ.
Why do we do these things? Why do we
continue to seek the healing of the nations?
Why do we try to reconcile what
divides us, either historically or now?
The answer is the same, however we
Dean John Mann
phrase the question. God in Christ was
reconciling the world to himself. As we
fashion ourselves as a cathedral whose
foundation is to seek to prayerfully
imitate Christ Jesus, we have no option
but to place reconciliation at the heart of
all we do. St Anne’s has worked as a
healing agency for a long time, and yes,
we have had our own moments of
division and times when internally we
are challenged by our own preaching,
but that is to be expected.
The New Testament, in fact the whole
Bible, bears witness to the spiritual
warfare that attacks both individuals and
communities of faith. That is the reason
why reconciliation must lie at the heart
of imperfect people who seek the face of
God. That’s us, and always will be.
Open Door Lunch for the homeless
Connor Diocese is now offering a free
lunch for people living and sleeping on
the streets of Belfast in St Anne’s
Cathedral Halls every Tuesday.
Open Door Lunch is an initiative by the
diocese’s Church Army Evangelists and
has the support of local businesses.
Karen Webb, Lead Pioneer Evangelist
with Connor’s North Belfast Centre
of Mission, said: “Homelessness is a
growing issue in the UK and particularly
in Belfast, and we felt we had a call to,
in some small measure, reach out and
engage with the homeless community
The Shoreline Chorus from Canada in concert in St Anne’s on April 5 along with the Queen’s Island Victoria Male
Choir from Belfast. The Cathedral has hosted a number of visiting choirs in recent months.
The Rev Mark Niblock is
appointed Dean’s Vicar
The Rev Mark Niblock, Priest-in-Charge
of Rathcoole Parish, will take up the post
of Dean’s Vicar early this month,
succeeding Canon Denise Acheson.
Mark, 38, is married to Cherry and father
to Jason aged six and Rowan aged two.
A native of Bangor, he is a former
student of Bangor Grammar School. He
read Theology at Fitzwilliam College,
Cambridge, and after graduation worked
for James Brown and Sons Funeral
Directors from 1999 to 2006.
Before he was ordained, Mark studied
for a Master’s degree in Christian
Spirituality at Milltown Institute, Dublin.
Mark was curate assistant in Agherton
Parish, Portstewart, from his ordination
in June 2008 until his move to St
Comgall’s, Rathcoole, in May 2012.
Looking forward to his new role in Belfast
Cathedral, Mark said: “I am excited
about a new area of ministry that I have
not had prior experience of and am
looking forward to the team aspect of
working in St Anne’s. I think the change
will be both stretching and rewarding.
New Dean’s Vicar, the Rev Mark Niblock.
“I have missed choral input over these
last few years and look forward to
reconnecting with that.”
The Dean of Belfast, the Very Rev John
Mann, said: “I have known Mark since
his ordination and am certain he and
his wife and their young family will be
received by staff, parishioners and
volunteers in St Anne’s with open arms
and much joy.
“St Comgall’s will miss him, as we of
course miss Canon Denise. As they
make their transition, so Mark will need
time to make his. But I am excited about
another new chapter opening for the
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Candles for Brussels
In the wake of the terrorist attacks on Brussels, a single
candle burned for several days in the Cathedral’s
Chapel of the Holy Spirit, with prayers said for all
victims of violence.
People were invited to light candles around the central
flame and there was space for prayer and reflection.
The Dean of Belfast, the Very Rev John Mann, said the
space for reflection and prayer was being established in
the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in view of ‘the atrocities that
continue to be perpetrated by terrorists in our world today,
and particularly the Brussels attacks.’
Visitors could light candles
around the central flame and
prayers were said to remember
all victims of violence.
“During Holy Week our minds
and hearts search, as far as we
are able, the mind and heart of
Christ, who gave himself for us
and seeks ever to intercede
for us. May God in his
mercy bring peace to the hearts
of the desolate and light eternal
shine on those who have died
and are held in the
unfathomable love of Jesus,”
said Dean Mann.
The Connor MU Festival Service. All Ireland President Phyllis Grothier is in the foreground, right.
Connor MU Festival Service
This year’s Diocese of Connor MU
Festival Service on Sunday April 10 was
a celebration of the 140th anniversary of
Mothers’ Union and the 90th birthday of
MU Patron Her Majesty the Queen.
The speaker at the service, held in St
Anne’s Cathedral, was Phyllis Grothier,
MU All Ireland President.
Banners were paraded before the
service, when Jordanstown branch
unveiled its new banner.
Connor Diocesan President Valerie Ash, left; the Dean
of Belfast, the Very Rev John Mann; and Phyllis Grothier,
MU All Ireland President, at the Festival Service.
New position for former deacon intern
The Rev Andrew Campbell, a former
deacon intern in St Anne’s, will be
instituted as rector of the Parish of
Skerry, Rathcavan and Newtowncrommelin
on August 24.
Andrew, who is married to Allison,
was ordained as a deacon in September
2012 and served his internship
in St Anne’s before moving to
Bangor Abbey as assistant curate.
Andrew described his move to
Skerry, Rathcavan and Newtowncrommelin
as ‘a new and exciting
phase’ in his ministry.
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Maundy Thursday footwashing.
Easter Eve. Lighting the Paschal Candle.
Easter and Holy Week began on Palm
Sunday with a procession of palms.
This year, evening services during Holy
Week were held at 5.30pm Monday to
Friday and at 8pm on Easter Eve. From
Monday to Wednesday the service was
that of Vespers, with a short reflection on
‘The Incomparable God.’
A three-hour service reflecting on
Christ’s words from the Cross was held
on Good Friday and that evening the
service included some beautiful
At the Easter Vigil on Saturday the
Paschal Candle was lit, bringing St
Anne’s gradually back into light.
Holy Week and Easter 2016
On Maundy Thursday the Sung
Eucharist included foot-washing and
the stripping of the altars.
The preacher at the Easter Day service
was the Bishop of Down and Dromore,
the Right Rev Harold Miller
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The Junior Girls’ Choir at Evensong on March 11.
An important moment!
On Friday March 11 the Cathedral’s
Junior Girls’ Choir sang Evensong for the
They sang the opening plainsong responses,
a form of ‘Magnificat’ and ‘Nunc
Dimittis’ as well as an anthem and hymn.
There was a good attendance of parents
and friends. The Dean of Belfast, the
Very Rev John Mann, said: “This was
an important moment for the 20 young
girls, all from the three Cathedral Choir
Schools, and they responded well to the
singing in three north Belfast primary
schools, Sacred Heart, Edenbrook and
Senior Girls sing in
Bach St John Passion
The Senior Girls’ Choir performed in the
Bach St John Passion at the Ulster Hall,
with the Belfast Philharmonic and the Ulster
Orchestra on Good Friday evening.
“Thanks to Thérèse, who directed, and
Anna and Aoife, who supported them
and to Ian on the organ. It was a most
encouraging service and we hope that
we will hear more of them as the months
pass and that some of the girls will find a
place, after audition, in the Senior Girls’
Choir (watch this space!).”
The Choir School project teaches choral
Members of the Girls’ Choir distributed beautiful
daffodil posies to the congregation at services on
Canon Jim Sims and Canon Noble Hamilton at the Retired Clergy Association meeting.
Retired clergy hear talk
on Genesis and geology
Members of the Retired Clergy Association
held a Service of Holy Communion
in the Chapel of Unity in St Anne’s on
This was followed by a talk by the Rev
Ron Elsdon entitled ‘Genesis and
Geology’ which Ron said focused on
‘how to read Genesis when we know the
earth is very old, not very young.’
or four times a year. Secretary, the Rev
Canon Walter Laverty, said members
would meet again for their annual lunch
in May, which is also attended by clergy
widows and wives.
The Association will then hold its
September meeting in Armagh, with a
visit to St Patrick’s Cathedral and other
historical sites in the Armagh area.
Before the 11am Communion Service,
the Association members enjoyed
refreshments in the Cathedral Hall,
which they returned to for the talk.
The Association draws members from
across Northern Ireland, and meets three
And in November they will head to Bangor
Abbey, established by Saint Comgall
in 558, for the final meeting of 2016.
The Association is chaired by the Rev
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Pictured with the two Merryweather Fire Engines are, from left: Martin Yore, Station Officer, Louth County Fire
and Rescue Service; Suzanne Wylie, Chief Executive, Belfast City Council; Alderman Paul Bell, Mayor of Drogheda;
the Dean, the Very Rev John Mann; Councillor Arder Carson, Lord Mayor of Belfast; Fionnualla Jay-O’Boyle, Her
Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Belfast; Fr Michael Sheehan, Administrator, St Patrick’s; Councillor Maria Doyle, Chair
of Dundalk District Council and Dale Ashford, Chief Officer, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.
Belfast remembers dead
At a moving service of Evensong in St
Anne’s on April 17, Belfast city
remembered those who died in the Blitz
75 years ago.
Hundreds attended the ecumenical
service led by the Dean, the Very Rev
John Mann, and the Administrator of St
Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street, Fr
Michael Sheehan, who preached.
More than 900 people died and 1,500
were injured on the night of Tuesday
April 15 1941, when Luftwaffe
bombers staged the biggest of four raids
on Belfast city. Another 150 people were
killed in a subsequent raid on the night of
May 4-5 1941.
One thousand candles burned during the
service in St Anne’s, offering symbolic
reflection for those who died, and
candles were also carried in procession
to the altar. Prayers were specially
written for the occasion.
along with people with memories and
links to the Blitz and representatives of
the emergency services whose predecessors
risked their own lives to save
lives in the city of Belfast 75 years ago.
They included representatives of the Fire
Service in Dublin, Drogheda and Dundalk,
who sent engines to Belfast during
the Blitz. Two Merryweather Fire Engines
which attended in the wake of the bombings
in 1941 made the journey back to
Belfast and were parked outside.
Remembering the night of April 15 in his
sermon, Fr Sheehan recalled a ‘darkness
which brought its own horror,
suffering, heartbreak and pain; a
darkness which brought degradation,
torture and death; a darkness which
threatened to engulf goodness, honour,
life and love and which threatened the
very foundation of our humanity; a darkness
which in so many places across the
continent destroyed innocence.’
The service was attended by dignitaries
including the City’s Lord Mayor and Her
Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Belfast,
Fr Sheehan added: “People emerge
in every darkness who demonstrate
through their actions your (God’s) good-
1,000 candles, each representing a lost life, burn as the Blitz commemoration service gets underway.
and wounded of the Blitz
ness; people who come to ease and
strengthen, support and defend the
innocent, the wounded and the survivor.
We give thanks for those lights which
demonstrated courage, care, kindness
and honour. The ambulance service, fire
and rescue, wardens and defence units
as well as ordinary good neighbours
from across our divide.”
Dean Mann said the indiscriminate
bombing of the people of Belfast in 1941
was commemorated with ‘an anguish
that is still real.’
“The image of St Anne’s amidst the
smouldering ruins after a night of destruction
from the air is more powerful
than many words for me,” the Dean said.
“The indiscriminate bombing of civilians
in Belfast, or anywhere for that matter,
is something we commemorate with an
anguish that is still real these 75 years
on. Our prayers reflect this.
“We recall the fear, the death, the injury,
the ruination, the many, to this day,
whose lives were affected by those few
nights that obliterated parts of our city.”
The service concluded a weekend of
events marking the 75th anniversary.
John and Fiona Cromie chat with Canadian Elizabeth
Dorothea Mawhinney whose family survived the Blitz
by hiding in a cupboard in their Oldpark Avenue home.
Order of Malta cadets take part in the candlelit
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Dr Marion Gibson receiving the Iris Colvin Lifetime
Achievement Award from Donna Traynor, BBC. Looking
on is Pat Irvine, Chairman of Women’s Forum.
Belfast Cathedral parishioner and
renowned trauma expert Dr Marion
Gibson has been presented with the Iris
Colvin Lifetime Achievement Award by
the Northern Ireland Women’s Forum.
Mrs Roberta McKelvey, wife of the
former Dean of Belfast, the Very Rev
Houston McKelvey, was jointly awarded
the Community and Voluntary Award by
the same body, having been nominated
by Connor Diocese Mothers’ Union.
The Awards were among a number
presented by Donna Traynor of the BBC
at the Women’s Forum Friendship Lunch
held on April 10 in Newforge Country
Marion is a Mother’s Union member of
the Belfast Cathedral branch.
Iris Colvin, a former Chair (1988-1991)
and Honorary Life Member of Women’s
Forum Northern Ireland, was a much
loved, highly respected and matriarchal
figure in business, professional and
Donna Traynor, BBC, presents the Community and
Voluntary Award to Connor MU nominee Roberta
McKelvey. Included is Pat Irvine, Women’s Forum.
Prestigious awards for
Marion and Roberta
women’s organisations and the voluntary
sector in Northern Ireland.
Marion said she was honoured to receive
the award, especially as she had known
the late Iris Colvin for many years,
having met her at a Flower Festival in St
Anne’s. Marion was nominated by the
President of Queen’s Women’s
“It was a real honour,” said Marion. “They
read a lovely acclamation although I was
too dazed to take it all in, but I said a few
words about my contact with Iris. I was
Marion was also recently named for a
prestigious Points of Light Award by the
Roberta McKelvey has held many posts
within Mothers’ Union and was a Trustee
for World Wide Mothers Union for 12
years, six as a representative of
members in Anglican Provinces around
Well done David & Tania
Master of the Choristers Mr David
Stevens has been named in the 2016
Royal Academy of Music Honours list.
And Tania Murphy, a member of the
Cathedral Girls’ Choir, was selected to
represent St Anne’s at a concert in St
Paul’s Cathedral, London.
David, who has been at St Anne’s since
2012, has been made an Associate of
the Royal Academy of Music. This
honour is awarded to former students
who have made a significant contribution
to the music profession.
David was formerly Director of the Girls’
Choir and Sub–Organist at Newcastle
Cathedral, and Director of Campus
Music at Northumbria University.
He is a prize–winning graduate of the
Royal Academy of Music in London, from
where he obtained an MA in Choral Conducting,
with distinction, in 2009. Prior to
that, David read Music and was Organ
Scholar at Oriel College, Oxford.
Before moving to London, David spent a
year as Organ Scholar and acting Sub–
David Stevens, Master of the Choristers.
Organist of Guildford Cathedral, where
he played the organ for services and
assisted with the training and conducting
of the cathedral choirs.
David has among other things been
instrumental in the development of new
choirs in St Anne’s, including the Girls’
Choir and the Boys’ Choir, and in the
introduction of Choral Evensong six days
a week in term time.
Chorister Tania is in Year 12 at Aquinas
Diocesan Grammar School.
The St Paul’s concert brought
choristers representing 60 cathedrals
across the country together with the
choir of St Paul’s to perform some of
Britain’s most-loved choral music.
Girls’ Choir member Tania Murphy.
Classic FM’s Aled Jones, a former chorister
at Bangor Cathedral and Alexander
Armstrong, previously a chorister at
Durham Cathedral, presented the
concert in the presence of HRH The
Duchess of Gloucester on April 27.
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Symbolism III - Snakes,
Snakes are featured on the spurs of the
plinth of the respond of Wisdom. There is
an ambiguity about this creature. It had a
role in the religions of the Ancient World
as a symbol of evil power and the bringer
of chaos, as well as being a symbol
of fertility, life and healing. The staff of
Aesculapius, the Greek god of medicine,
has a snake wound round it. (See the
Royal Army Medical Corps window in
the ambulatory, pictured right).) When
shown eating its tail the snake becomes
a symbol of the ‘perpetual cyclic renewal
This ambiguity, good and evil, is found
in the presentation of the creature in the
Bible. From Genesis 3 we learn that “the
serpent was more crafty than any other
beast of the field that the Lord God had
made”, and we are given a demonstration
of that talent when it meets Eve.
Punishment followed: “cursed are you
above all cattle... upon your belly you
shall go, and dust you shall eat all the
days of your life…”
While the serpent in the Bible is linked to
destructive agents -- wine is said to “bite
like a serpent” and sting “like a viper”,
(Proverbs 23: 32); the wicked man’s
“food is turned in his stomach; it is the
gall of asps within him” (Job 20: 14); Jesus
dismisses the Pharisees as a “Brood
of vipers” -- it is also linked with healing.
When the Israelites were punished with a
plague of snakes Moses was instructed
to “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a
pole and everyone who is bitten, when
he sees it, shall live.” Jesus picks this up,
John 3:14, “And as Moses lifted up the
serpent in the wilderness, so must the
Son of man be lifted up, that whoever
believes in him may have eternal life .”
The two incidents are linked on the West
Front of the Cathedral: a window above
the Crucifixion tympanum, north door,
depicts Moses holding a rod adorned
with a serpent.
In Isaiah’s vision of “the Future Hope of
Israel”, the kingdom of God on Earth, the
new era of justice and peace will extend
even to the animals: the snake, agent
of death, will be de-fanged and “The
nursing child will play by the hole of the
cobra, And the weaned child will put his
hand on the viper’s den.” (chapter11).
A positive slant on the snake’s subtlety
is given by Our Lord in his instruction to
the disciples: “Behold I am sending you
out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so
be wise as serpents and innocent as
doves.” Furthermore, the power of the
serpent is not limitless: Jesus tells the
men “Behold I have given you authority
to tread on serpents and scorpions…
and nothing shall hurt you.” (Luke 10)
The tympanum above the Great West
Door of the Cathedral depicts a defeated
serpent-Devil-Satan prostrate beneath
the feet of the enthroned, victorious
Christ. “Then I saw an angel coming
down from heaven, holding in his hand
the key of the bottomless pit and a great
chain. And he seized the dragon, who
is the Devil and Satan, and bound him
for a thousand years, and threw him into
the pit, and shut it and sealed it over
him, that he could deceive the nations no
On the lectern, below the eagle, is the
Tetramorph: Greek--“four forms”, based
on figures described in Ezekiel and in
Revelation. “And round the throne, on
each side of the throne, are four living
creatures, full of eyes in front and
behind: the first living creature like a lion,
the second living creature like an ox, the
third living creature like a man, and the
fourth living creature like a flying eagle.”
(Rev. 4: 6-8) These creatures were
adapted by the Early Church as symbols
for the Evangelists. The man is Matthew
because his Gospel emphasises the
human side of Christ. Mark represents
the Saviour’s power and royalty: a lion
for him. Luke concentrates on Christ’s
priesthood, hence the ox or calf, a sacrificial
victim. St John, the Evangelist, represented
by an eagle, is described by St
Augustine as gazing “on the light of the
immutable truth with keen and undazzled
eyes” like the eagle looking at the sun.
Running until the end of September,
St Anne’s is offering guided tours
every day except Sunday at 11am
Our guides will highlight some of the
key features of this historic building,
including the pillars which represent
life and work in the city and
province, the beautiful stained glass
windows, the labyrinth depicting
the journey of life, the Baptistry, and
Lord Carson’s tomb.
Visitors will discover why St Anne’s
has two Bishops’ Seats, and see the
State Seats, which are sometimes
occupied by Royalty!
A guided tour is £4 per adult and
places do not have to be booked in
Regular admission prices are:
• Adults £5 (including guide book);
£6 (including audio guide)
• Children aged 16 and under – free
entry for up to three children when
accompanied by a full paying adult
• Students (on production of Student
ID) £3 (including guide book); £4
(including audio guide)
• Pensioners £3 (including guide
book) £4 (including audio tour)
• Group rate for groups of 10 or more
- £4 (including guide book)
• Guided tour (daily 11am and 2pm
EXCEPT SUNDAY) £4 per adult.
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Barbara Callender and Jean Cunning
Marion Gibson and Patricia McKinley
Alan Martin and Barbara Callender
Jean Cunning and Doris Hempton
Phyllis Forster and Terry Pateman
Barbara Callender and Marion Gibson
Jean Cunning and Phyllis Forster
Alan Martin and Doris Hempton
Patricia McKinley and Terry Pateman
Anyone wishing to add their name to the Cathedral Flower Rota should
contact Margaret Massey on 028 9084 8051.
The flowers on May 29 will be donated by Stanley & Noreen McIlroy (in
memory of parents) and on June 5 by David & Helen Alexander (in memory
‘GOD IS LOVE, AND THOSE WHO LIVE IN LOVE
LIVE IN GOD, AND GOD LIVES IN THEM’
April 4 - Adam James Fox and Phoebe Leanne Greer
‘AND HE TOOK THEM IN HIS ARMS
AND BLESSED THEM’
27 March - Mark Shamil Clelland
A St Patrick’s Day Breakfast followed a
service of Sung Eucharist in St Anne’s
Cathedral on March 17. The service
had an Irish slant, with the words of St
Patrick’s Confession read in place of a
sermon, a practice the Dean has
followed for some years.
Great sadness was occasioned by the
death of Ruth, daughter of Canon Denise
Acheson, on April 18.
Canon Denise had been on extended
leave since last October, but due to
Ruth’s illness she was unable to return
as planned and resigned her position as
Dean’s Vicar. She will remain nominally
on the staff of St Anne’s with the
Bishop’s licence, but without duties, until
she is able to take up a new position.
Following the news of Ruth’s untimely
death, Dean John Mann said: “Our
hearts go out to the whole family, and the
prayers of us all in St Anne’s will be with
them at this sorrowful time. May the Father
in His mercy grant comfort, and may
His presence bring the reassurance of
Enjoying breakfast following the St Patrick’s Day Eucharist.
St Patrick’s Day Eucharist and Breakfast
The Dean said: “His testimony is
inspirational and sets just the right tone
on a day that can become somewhat
less than its Christian origins.”
The choir sang an anthem in praise of St
Patrick in Irish during the service.
Canon Denise Acheson
the hope that is ours in the Risen Christ
and the eternity of life and love in Him.”
Dean Mann said Canon Denise had
made a very important contribution to the
life of the Cathedral over the course of
more than two years. “Her steady presence
and total commitment have been
exemplary, and many have benefited
from her ministry, not least in her support
and encouragement of the other clergy.”
At Evensong on Palm Sunday
the Rev Canon Mark Taylor was
installed in the Cathedral Chapter,
representing Connor Diocese.
Mark is rector of the United Parish
of Whitehead and Islandmagee.
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Who’s Who in St Anne’s
The Very Revd John Mann
9032 8332 (Office)
9066 0980 (Home)
The Revd Mark Niblock
(from Sunday May 8)
The Revd Campbell Dixon
9032 8332 ext 223
9032 8332 ext 221
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The Revd Janice Elsdon
9032 8332 ext 224
The Rt Revd Alan Harper
The Revd Clyde Irvine
The Revd Paul Twomey
Master of the Choristers
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Press Officer and Digest Editor
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The Revd Janice Elsdon
Flower List & Coffee Rota
Who’s Who in St Anne’s
Friends of the Cathedral
Hon Treasurer / Members Sec
Past Choristers’ Association
Co-ordinator: Peter Hunter
Principal Cathedral Guide
The Revd Michael Parker (2015)
The Revd JC Munyangaju (2012)
The Revd Bro DJ Jardine (2007)
The Revd SA Fielding (2002)
The Revd NDJ Kirkpatrick (2014)
The Revd ATW Dorrian (2014)
The Revd J Bell (2015)
The Revd R Smyth (2015)
The Revd S Richardson (2015)
The Revd Dr R Patterson (2012)
The Revd Ruth E Patterson (2014)
The Cathedral Chapter
The Dean: The Very Revd J O Mann
Treasurer & Chapter Clerk: The Revd
Denise Acheson (2013)
Chancellor: The Venerable DA McClay
Precentor: The Venerable GTW
Canons of Connor:
The Revd NP Baylor (2012)
The Revd N R Cutcliffe (2007)
The Revd RW Jones (2013)
The Revd Mark Taylor (2016)
Canons of Down and Dromore
The Revd N Jardine (2002)
The Revd R Nesbitt (2003)
The Revd WD Humphries (2013)
The Revd SH Lowry (2013)
The Cathedral Board
The Bishop of Connor (Chairman)
The Bishop of Down & Dromore
The Dean’s Vicar
The Archdeacons of Belfast and Down
The Rev C Dixon
The Rev J Elsdon
The Rev Canon N Baylor
The Rev Canon Stephen Lowry
Mrs G McGaughey (Hon Sec)
Dr V KcKinley
Mr J Watson
Mr M Hempton
Dr M Callender
Mr R Totten
Mr D Alexander
Mr MC Davey
Mr R Moore
Mr B Fletcher
Mr A Reilly
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THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST ANNE
8.00am & 10.00am
Monday to Saturday
Prayers (Eucharist on Wednesdays and
Saints’ Days and other Holy Days)
Evening Prayer (Choral on weekdays)
Special Services and Events
Saturday May 7 @ 7pm Belfast Philharmonic, Phil Kids and Phil
Youth Choirs 10th anniversary concert
Sunday May 8 @ 3.30pm SSAFA 130th anniversary service
Wednesday May 11 @ 1pm Concert by the Thiel Choir, Pennsylvania
Saturday May 21 @ 2pm RSCM - A Sequence for Ascension - a
festival service for Pentecost
Sunday May 22 @ 3.30pm Cathedral Choir Schools concert
Sunday June 5 @ 3.30pm Saying Goodbye Service
Wednesday June 8 @ 5.30pm A celebration service for 90th Birthday of
Her Majesty the Queen
St Dominic’s Grammar School held its annual Spring Concert in St Anne’s on Thursday April 14.
For further information visit www.belfastcathedral.org